Marjah farmer wheels out bags of fertilizer

A Marjah farmer wheels out bags of fertilizer and crop seeds at the Civil-Military Operations Center at Camp Hansen, Marjah, Afghanistan, April 25. The food zone program, led by the Helmand Provincial Reconstruction Team, has distributed more than 1,066 packages of fertilizer and seeds to farmers throughout northern Marjah. This program, along with other programs led by the Helmand Provincial Reconstruction Team, assists farmers cope with a harsh harvest season, as well as providing an alternative to harvesting poppy, a major source of cash flow for Taliban forces.

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Taken on April 25, 2010